William J. Hlavin received a BS in geology from Ohio University in 1968. Dr. Hlavin received his masters and doctorate degrees in geology from Boston University in 1976. He has been actively engaged in well development in Ohio since 1969. Dr. Hlavin has participated in the drilling and completion of more than 1,000 wells principally in northeastern Ohio. Dr. Hlavin founded Bass Energy Inc. in 1983. He has held senior management positions in both privately held and public exploration and production companies. He was President of Appalachian Exploration, Inc. (1976-1982); a Canton, Ohio based company that operated over 600 wells. He served as President of Nancy Drilling Company, Inc. (1982-1987) an Ohio based well drilling contractor and as Executive Vice President of publicly traded Resource Exploration, Inc. (1986-1988). Dr. Hlavin, Certified Professional Geologist, is an active member of several organizations including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Geological Society of America, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, where he has served as a Trustee and was inducted into the OOGA Oil & Gas Hall of Fame in 2014 and as a Fellow of the Explorers Club, NYC.
Lori Broughton graduated from Kent State University in 1979 with a B.B.A. in Accounting. She has served as Controller for Bass Energy, Inc. since 1987. Ms. Broughton manages the financial affairs of the company and oversees the day to day office operations of Bass Energy. Prior experience includes serving as an Accountant with Pepsi Cola. Ms. Broughton is a member of COPAS (Council of Petroleum Accountants Society) and regularly attends continuing education programs related to taxes, finance and accounting.
Sandy Clark joined Bass Energy, Inc. in 2004 after 20 years as an Executive Assistant with a local engineering firm. With Bass Energy, Ms. Clark continues to assist the entire Bass Energy staff and manages the daily activities of the Land Department.